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SteveR reviewed Pure Brew Co
Picollos were served in the largest of the piccolo glasses and the result was a milky piccolo made more so by being served with minimal froth. The result was a weak coffee with minimal creamy consistency and a slight metallic aftertaste.
SteveR reviewed Ground Control
Two visits in the one day with piccolos each time. Coffee was nicely prepared and tasted good. Killer Bee coffee had a nice rounded tasted and left a pleasant aftertaste. Second visit included pastries and their supplier is providing excellent almond croissants and Portuguese tarts.
SteveR reviewed Caffetteria Genova Illy
We have been staying near Via Genova and decided to try the Illy Bar in that street. Several visits later we agreed that the coffees there are the best we’ve had during this visit to Italy, let alone Rome. I’ve tried cappuccinos and espresso macchiatos and both have been consistently very good. Today we arrived at closing time and still they used fresh milk to make our macchiatos. Macchiatos are almost piccolos and certainly the closest we come to them in Italy this trip.
SteveR reviewed Bar il Duomo
We searched all around the old town of Perugia for good piccolo style coffee and finally found the Bar il Duomo. Over the last few days we became regulars ordering espresso macchiatos which were prepared in a style similar to piccolos although the quantity of milk varied so that the glass was anywhere between almost full to a quarter empty. The shots were nice and strong and overall we really enjoyed our coffees here!
Cafe Bun is reminiscent of Aussie coffee shops which roast their own. Our barista took her coffee and teas seriously with the latter only poured after the egg timer said it was right. My cortado was nicely prepared to the right temperature and with fresh milk which I’m told is rare in France where they prefer UHT milk and till yesterday that had been my experience too. The coffee at Bun was only slightly behind my experience at Cafe Cerise in Toulouse.
SteveR reviewed La Brulerie Des Filatiers
After a week and a half of awful coffee across the south west of France it was a delight to find La Brulerie. We visited twice today and both times the owner/barista prepared an excellent expresso macchiato. We just wished that he would do piccolos or cortados and perhaps as we get to know him over the next few days we can teach him.
SteveR reviewed The Milkman
A year since our last visit we popped into the Milkman hoping that the coffees were still good. Two visits later we were delighted with the quality of our piccolos- taste, temperature and appearance were all spot on. Service was great and we still love the atmosphere.
Don’t know if it’s the Fringe or being adjacent to the university but either way it was difficult to get seating in the Brew Lab. The first time we ended up having takeaway piccolos in the Brew Takeaway Bar and a day later we managed to get seating in the main establishment. Both takeaway and sit down coffees looked good, were the right temperature but had a bitter after taste which we found offputting.
SteveR reviewed Peter's Yard (Quartermile)
It had been a year since my last visit and the main change had been to the name. It now thrown away the Peter’s Yard name and joined the other Soderberg establishments in the precinct. Service on a cold Saturday afternoon was stretched and slow and our coffees when they arrived were warm and nothing memorable.
SteveR reviewed ICONIC bar & roaster
On our way out of Albury decided to try this highly rated coffee. As it’s a van in s service station driveway the coffees were only offered in takeaway cups which are not our normal preference, but they were prepared with a strong flavor and were the best tasting coffees we had in Albury. The only downside on a cold and miserable morning was that the set up distracted from the atmosphere and enjoyment.
SteveR reviewed The Proprietor
We were part of a family gathering in Albury for three days and staying over the road from the Proprietor so we visited for breakfasts plus assorted coffee breaks and meals. We all loved the coffee, the food and the atmosphere, although some more than others. Coffee styles covered the full gamut and my partner and I enjoyed our usual piccolos. They were served in small ceramic cups and were very nice. As noted by an earlier reviewer there was an aftertaste with the coffees and I’m out case we felt the aftertaste distracted from overall satisfaction with the coffees.
SteveR reviewed Sir George hotel
Visited twice over the last three days and were delighted with coffee, food and atmosphere both times. The piccolos we ordered tasted great, were the right temperature and looked right even though the three we each ordered arrived in different containers each time! First was a small ceramic cup, then a normal piccolo glass and finally a glass that looked like a shot glass. Volume was about equal and taste was consistent.
As a long term visitor to Gus’ I have seen the place change and staff come and go. Today I popped in towards the end of lunch time and as a result numbers were low. This resulted in quick, efficient, service and the preparation of a superb piccolo. I’ll try again in a few days to see if it was a one off, but in the meantime I had a coffee that looked great, was the right temperature and tasted great. The coffee head lasted all the way till the last sip.
SteveR reviewed Local Press Cafe
Local Press has opened a second cafe nearby in Giles Street with an emphasis on Whole Foods. Service was surprisingly quick given the crowd on a Sunday morning with the Bus Depot Markets nearby. Coffee was quite good but our piccolos were a little on the cool side. If they had been closer to 65 degrees our rating would have been excellent. Worth another try.
SteveR reviewed Two Before Ten Aranda
Been twice in last few weeks and piccolo was excellent both times. They use their in-house roasted Juggernaut beans for milk coffees and the result was a mild to strong coffee with an excellent after taste. So good I’ve bought a kilo of juggernaut to try on my Express machine at home.
I agree with the previous reviewer. Very hit and miss coffee although ordering before lunch seems to result in better coffee, perhaps that’s when their best baristas are on. Food is excellent and overall is usually a good place for a decent coffee and a light meal.
Unlike the previous reviewer I arrived hoping for something better than the previous incarnation and was delighted with the result, roomier inside with good tables and chairs, an interesting coffee machine with a see through panel on the rear, excellent service and most importantly great coffee and an interesting menu. My Two Before Ten piccolo was excellent all be it served in a ceramic cup and if felt like the volume of coffee was a little reduced over a piccolo glass. Food choices are limited but between the three of us we tried some new dishes and loved them all.
SteveR reviewed Little Oink
The buzz from earlier reviews was absent on our late lunch time visit on a Saturday. A nice enough coffee shop without being special and several tables occupied for late lunches. We had piccolos and a long black. The piccolos seemed too strong but once the froth was consumed the taste improved and the coffee was very palatable. Temperature was about 5 degrees below optimum.
SteveR reviewed Coffee Guru (Belconnen)
Discovered that a good barista from Civic was now at Belconnen Guru so we gave it a try and we were glad we did. Having frequented Gurus in the very early days we had not entered one in years as they became to formulaic. Belconnen Guru is now a modern coffee shop with great set out, a good coffee machine, excellent baristas and most importantly serving great coffee. I’ll certainly be back soon.
This is another Ona outlet and they take considerable pride with their coffee preparation. The only downside to their coffees are variable temperatures ranging from luke warm to just right (have not had a super hot coffee which is good) and their insistence on only serving flat whites, lattes and piccolos as their milk coffees. Overall High Road is a modern, enjoyable and interesting cafe with many new takes on their food menu and a great place for coffee. Just note that the opening times were taken from their webpage and may not reflect actuality.
SteveR reviewed The Organic Bean Cafe
A small cafe located on the main road rather than the foreshore, but coffee is excellent and their range of organic and gluten free foods is impressive. We now regularly stop in for delicious piccolos and have started trying some of their food products. Is also an excellent location for cyclists as parking is right at the door and there is good indoor and outdoor seating.